MGT Consulting Group
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Project Manager

Education Solutions Group      

(Colorado location)                                                                                                      

JOB SUMMARY

Our national, public sector consulting firm is seeking a Project Manager to support our consulting services to public agencies as part of our Education Solutions Group. The purpose of the Project Manager is to manage and coordinate the completion of enterprise, functional and/or client projects from start to finish. Responsibilities will include driving client project initiatives so that all timelines and expectations are met within the bounds of budget and scope.  The Project Manager will also ensure projects deliver on established goals for business value creation and assist in presenting findings and making recommendations to all levels of management.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Coordinates and manages full life cycle planning and execution for multiple projects
  • Manages key project initiatives including the development of detailed work plans, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring/summarizing project progress
  • Coordinates resources and needs, developing and maintaining regular contact with subcontractors for support and services
  • Uses formal processes and tools to manage resources, budgets, risks, and changes
  • Maintains communication with clients throughout the project duration from initial meetings to project conclusion
  • Provides monthly and regular status reports on practice projects and financial reporting to Project Managers, stakeholders, and resources
  • Assist in proposal development and writing, to ensure integrity of plan to available resources
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY POSITION

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially strong analytical experience in Excel
  • Ability to work independently outside a traditional office environment required
  • Advanced working knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  • Self-motivated, driven and independent
  • The work requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with organizational, interpersonal, technical, and leadership skills
  • The ability to prepare and present clear and concise client-ready documents
  • The ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multi-tasking environment with competing deadlines

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

  • A Project Manager works under the general direction of the Vice President for Client Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • Three or more years of project management experience or equivalent related experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous work experience within PK-12 or Higher Education
  • Ability to be flexible to and adapt to the dynamic nature of consulting engagement
  • Ability to travel between 25-50% of the time, depending on the sales cycle and client needs
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel, including development and use of macros and pivot tables
  • Experience in quantitative reporting or forecasting, especially financial, using a diverse array of statistical analysis tools and methods
  • Experience with  project management software, such as Microsoft Project or Mavenlink
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